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In an RPG video game I'm playing I'm trying to gain access to a medical clinic but a receptionist that works there doesn't want to let me in. One of the dialog options to convince her is:

"I'm just bringing my friend who's been treated some personal items."

I know that the noun "treat" means:

a. To give medical aid to (someone): treated many patients in the emergency room.
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b. To provide with food, entertainment, or gifts at one's own expense: treated her sister to the theater.
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c. To give (someone or oneself) something pleasurable: treated herself to a day in the country.
(source TFD)

Is it medical treatment in this case or an act of giving something? (tell me if it's possible to figure out from this context although i suspect it may be not)

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The sentence probably get's a bit clearer if we add some commata:

I'm just bringing my friend, who's been treated, some personal items.

So the speaker is referring to a friend who has been treated in the clinic and is probably still there recuperating (from an operation or such).

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It does make sense if you reorganize the sentence:

"I'm just bringing some personal items to my friend who's been treated."

The original sentence follows the same format as "I'm bringing my friend some things", while the reorganized version has the same format as, "I'm bringing some things to my friend."

I couldn't understand the original sentence until I'd read it several times.

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    Yeah, that's right. I failed to realise that the commas were the key to understanding it :) thank you for your help ;) Nov 10, 2021 at 10:46

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